Deborah O'Brien

BA (hons), FDA Counselling/ Psychotherapy, Adv Dip. Humanistic
East Tilbury, Essex, RM18
07979 826 267 07979 826 267

About me

Hello my name is Deborah and I am a very empathic, 'down to earth' type, relaxed, non - judgemental and friendly person. I take pride in helping people with their life problems and assist them in a safe place that is confidential to explore their thoughts and feelings, to find a path that may enhance their lives, or allow them to work a way out if they feel in a 'stuck' place.

I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and I practice with a Humanistic approach, using CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), gestalt, Existential, multicultural and Psychodynamic theories amongst other methods, together with a vast experience of individual problems allowing me a comprehensive understanding of individuals who are all unique and have diverse and different orientations and backgrounds.

I adhere to the ethical framework and moral principles of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully qualified with an Advanced level 4 Diploma in Humanistic theories and practice, an FDA level 5 in counselling and Psychotherapy. I have an BA Hons Degree in Integrative Counselling studies.

I have worked for three years with Cruse bereavement agency and have helped many people with loss. All ages, cultures and sexual orientations.

Working along side a secondary school for a year and a half has also been a worthwhile experience, where I have sat with young people from the age of 12 to 16 years old and helped them get through many difficult life issues and have witnessed them grow with confidence and satisfactory empowerment of self.

I have as well as work privately, worked in a drugs and alcohol agency for three years for WDP/CRI, helping substance abuse clients get through some difficult and troubling times.

I am fully insured.

I am honoured to have had many experiences in assisting in helping people to help themselves and have felt humbled to watch them create the lives they want to live.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Individual Counselling £40 per 50 mins

Couples Counselling £60 per 60 mins

Trainee Counsellors £25 per 50 mins

Discounts considered for those who receive benefits.


Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Further information

I am currently offering 45 minutes for £30 via Skype, wattsapp facetime or telephone counselling as one to one is not available given the Covid19 virus dilemma.

Parking is available on private drive.

East Tilbury

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults